New Year brings New Deals

Happy New year Y’all!!!

2010 was a good year for us here at Hampden Homebuyers. We bought somewhere between 24-27 properties…. I kind of lost track and can’t remember the exact number!!!

We have pretty high goals for 2011 and look to come out of the gate running here in January.

Did you set your goals for the New Year? If not you better get cracking on that… don’t wait another day cause before you know it it will be June and you’ll be wondering where half the year went!


In my previous post I talked about a few new deals that we recently picked up towards the end of 2010. We made videos of all of them and I need to put up some pics….. so here goes;

First up is 61 Eton St Springfield.

This is a large 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home that has over 2,000 square feet.

The exterior needed a lot of attention, mainly the roof, siding and windows. Inside the house was very dated…. this was grandma’s house so there was a ton of wallpaper, ugly carpeting, and a general 1950’s-1960’s feel to the interior.


We made a little video of some of the progress over at Eton St…. check it out below;



Here are some before pics for you to marvel at;

61 Eton St Springfield

Side of the House


This style of house has a real long roof line, and the roof shows very prominent from the street. We call these colonials or bungalows around here, but they look a lot like the craftsman style that you see in other areas of the country.

The house was filled with tons of trash and clutter inside. They even left a gorgeous yellow piano…. check it out;

Yellow Piano


If any of you guys want this let me know, otherwise it’s probably going in the dumpster!!

Living Room

Dining Room


Kitchen Hallway

Foyer - aka Waste of Space

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Full Bath

Pink Tub!!!!!!!!!!!



So there it is… another Gem!!! Man I don’t know where we find some of these places? Look at all that trash!! Looks like that TV show hoarders!



We have quite a few new projects underway that I’ll be posting about shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for those new posts!!


  1. Wow. That’s one hideous house. Actually, I love it because it has so much character and potential.

    • Hi Joe,

      It does have a lot of character and some nice features. That’s one of the things that made me really like this house as a rehab project.

      Once we get it rehabbed and updated it’s gonna look awesome!!!

      Thanks for the comments

  2. Hey Matt,

    How do you determine which house to buy for a rehab?



    • Hi Simon,

      There are quite a few factors that we look at.
      First off we have to be able to buy it at the right price to allow us to do the kind of rehabs we like and still have some room for profit. Also the location is important, we tend to stay out of the really tough neighborhoods. We also look at the size,style and floorplan of the house. Once the house is finished we need to make sure that the style of house and floorplan is going to be appealing to potential buyers.

      Thanks for the questions!

  3. I would recomend putting up a craigslist ad for the piano. I bet someone would want it for free. Hate to waste something like a piano.

    Looks like a lot of work!

    • Hi Matt,

      Good suggestion. I’m going to talk to my project manager and see if he’s tried that yet.

      These pianos are so big and cumbersome they are hard to get rid of. There are people who will take them but they want you to move them!

      Thanks for the comments.

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